Our objective is to reduce symptoms of various
conditions, primarily OCD and anxiety disorders.
We are specialists in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
What is EMDR therapy? Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
We specialize in treating anxiety and related disorders using effective evidence-based treatment approaches that are supported by decades of research. We help our clients overcome their fears and learn the skills to manage their anxiety and OCD.
Overcome your fears and learn the skills to manage your anxiety and OCD
Katherine Nelsen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor LPC-S. Katherine Nelsen founded Central Texas Anxiety and OCD Center in 2021 in response to a need for greater access to evidence-based treatment for anxiety and related disorders in the Central Texas area. Katherine Nelsen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin. Katherine Nelsen completed an internship at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin where she gained valuable experience working with adolescent patients in a residential facility that were diagnosed with anxiety disorders, OCD and Tourette’s. While at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Katherine Nelsen received extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP and Comprehensive Behavioral Interventions for Tic’s (CBIT). Katherine Nelsen is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Pediatric Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). She has also completed specialized training to be an LPC Supervisor in the state of Texas. Katherine Nelsen’s professional affiliations include: International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Dawn is trained in CBT, iCBT and ERP Therapy proven to be the most effective therapies in treating Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Tourette’s, and ADHD. Dawn’s goal is to work herself out of a job as quickly as possible by providing her clients with the tools they need to work though their mental health challenges. Her ability to create quick rapport with children, teens and young adults assists in accomplishing the goals that are set up in the beginning of the therapeutic process effectively and efficiently. She is always grateful for the trust her clients place in her and she is invested in doing all that she can to assist them in their journey of personal growth and mental wellbeing. Dawn lives in the Lakeway area and is committed to making a positive contribution in her community and beyond.
Victoria is a warm, accepting, and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She earned her Master’s in Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Her formal training and experience have prepared her to be an innovative therapist to her clients. In her therapeutic practice she utilizes holistic approaches to psychotherapy such as CBT, Compassion-Focused, Person-Centered, Attachment based, and Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBCT). She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults who struggle with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, interpersonal issues, life transitions, and trauma. Victoria strives to create a safe and warm space for her clients while on their journey to healing, peace and fulfillment.
Susan has experience as a therapist intern and mentor working with children, adolescents and college students at Georgetown Behavioral Health Hospital and The University of Texas Athletics department. Prior to working in the mental health field, Susan was the Chief Human Resources Officer for a global non-profit organization and AmLaw 100 law firms. Susan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Psychology/Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is a Certified Mediator through Northwestern University.
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